Group Delphi’s own Scenic Exhibit Manager, Jon Altemus, recently led an adorably boisterous class of first graders from a local elementary school, Ruby Bridges, in an interactive lesson on dioramas.
The day kicked off with a brief history lesson from Jon, in which the students learned about the “father of taxidermy,” Carl Akeley, and his pivotal role in establishing the diorama as a vital component of museum exhibition.
Soon it was time for the students to create their own “world in a box,” as the diorama is best described. (Yours truly was on hand for paint distribution.)
As for all that paint: The most popular color? Blue.
At Group Delphi, we are committed to fostering the next generation of talent in the arts and trades. Contributing to children’s creative development and expression is essential to this commitment. That’s why we’re proud to be a supporter of local schools, from Alameda to those in our Group Delphi Midwest community of Fort Wayne, Indiana.
We’re always happy to consider opportunities to support the “mini makers” in our community. Have a suggestion? Don’t hesitate to drop us a line.